Chinese legislators learn circular economy

Updated: 2007-06-30 01:26

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, and other senior lawmakers attended a lecture in Beijing on Friday to learn circular economy and its legislation.

The lecture was given by researcher Niu Wenyuan, an expert of sustainable development from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who illustrated the concept, theory and evaluation of circular economy as well as related legislation.

The researcher urged lawmakers to realize the importance of circular economy in building an environment-friendly and resource-saving society.

China is facing challenges and pressures from population growth, resource and energy shortage and environmental pollution, Niu reminded the legislators, saying the country needs urgently a law to boost circular economy to protect environment and increase energy efficiency.

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